Years ago, when I finished school, a small but special human population termed mom and dad expected me to decide what to do with my life. “Benedikt, do something meaningful!” my parents said. Thus, highly motivated I enrolled at the University of Bonn and started studying biology. That was amazing! Everything was fantastic and my fellow students and me were the opposite of focused: A … Continue reading Interdisciplinarity – Thinking outside the box
What do maths, physics, informatics, chemistry and medicine have in common? On the first glance: not too much – within the broad field of natural sciences those are widely divergent disciplines. We expect the stereotypical mathematician in front of a giant black board scratching his ingenious head and the physicist working at CERN chasing new, unknown subatomic particles explaining the world. And sure, computer scientists … Continue reading New series: Going interdisciplinary – Beyond the borders of Immunology
You are reading an immunology blog and we are featuring a trained mathematician. What the hell went wrong here? Nothing at all! You just encountered the first article of our new series: “Going interdisciplinary – Beyond the borders of Immunology”. Our interviewee is Hannah Mayer, who is about to finish her PhD at the Institute of Applied Mathematics with Prof Anton Bovier working on modelling … Continue reading Immunology + Maths = ?
Eva Beins recently completed a two-week internship at the Takeoka Lab in Tokyo, Japan to learn about “Nanosheet technology” and how to apply it to her PhD project. Eva is pursuing her PhD at the Institute of Molecular Psychiatry , where she studies the role of the endocannabinoid system in neuroinflammation and psychiatric disorders. Eva already specialized in her Masters on Neuroscience and is also … Continue reading Finding your way in Tokyo – Eva’s internship at Waseda University